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September 17, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
 
  • Learn to toot your own horn to get ahead
    Everyone needs to brag a bit to get ahead, experts say. While you don't need to "roll out a laundry list of your successes," you do need to keep bosses up on your achievements or progress, says Peggy Klaus, author of "BRAG!" Research shows women especially tend to understate their achievements. Chicago Tribune (free registration) (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • 5 ways to help your career after hours
    There are plenty of things you can do after the workday ends to advance your career, experts say. For example, hitting happy hour with colleagues can help improve work relationships, says Lynn Taylor, author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant." Also, traveling can give you a "change of perspective, fresh approaches to problem solving and inspiration for new projects," says Paula Crerar of Brainshark. CBS MoneyWatch (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Making the Connection 
 
  • Most SMB owners now use social networks
    Nine in 10 small-business owners say they use social media platforms to promote their companies, and 78% say that online outreach is as important and effective as face-to-face meetings, according to a Manta survey. "Small businesses understand they need to go where their audience is. Participating, networking and being found online is extremely important today in growing their business," says Manta CEO Pamela Springer. Los Angeles Times/Money & Co. (tiered subscription model) (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The Landscape 
  • Analysis: Labor-market recovery is weak and uneven -- but real
    Although recovery of the U.S. job market has been slow and uneven, benefiting mostly college graduates and workers older than 55, the labor market has been steadily improving since Barack Obama become president, according The Economist. "If job growth continues at the pace of the past 12 months, more Americans would be working at election time than when ... Obama took office -- no small achievement, given that he inherited an economy shedding 800,000 jobs a month," the magazine notes. The Economist (9/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Featured Content 
 

Your Next Challenge 
  • Innovative job hunting strategies that worked
    Some crazy job hunting strategies that paid off include a viral marketing campaign, billboard advertising and a reverse application strategy in which one job seeker set up a website outlining "what he was looking for in an employer," Josh Tolan writes. Mashable (9/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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Balancing Yourself 
  • Are you drunk or just sleepy?
    Losing one night's sleep has the same impact on your cognitive ability as it does being over the legal alcohol limit, sleep expert Robert Oexman says. Workers who check e-mails and texts during the night are more likely to not get enough sleep, Oexman notes. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (9/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Most Read 

Top five news stories selected by SmartBrief on Your Career readers in the past week.

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The Water Cooler 
  • Google brings home the Bacon
    Google has baked the party game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" into its search results, allowing users to check film stars' "Bacon number" with a simple search. The search engine mines online movie databases to determine how many degrees of contact a given film star is from having appeared in a movie with Kevin Bacon. The Guardian (London) (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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SmartQuote 
We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn."
--Mary Catherine Bateson,
American writer and anthropologist

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